Celia Turner is one that you can't miss when visiting Karen Rowell - State Farm! She is a wonderful woman, in and out of the office, and here is why!
Celia has been an agent for 33 years. Though her job is not in business anymore, she mostly handles the service part of the office. Celia explains that she has many hats, such as, doing payroll, making sure policies are issued correctly, and anything else Karen may need her assistance with.
Surprisingly, Celia was born into a State Farm family. Her father, Billy Sowell, worked as a secretary for a State Farm agent in Warner Robins, Georgia. He became an agent in August of 1961. Mr. Sowell then proceeded to move their family to Milledgeville, Georgia 8 days after she was born. Celia explains, "I started working with my Daddy in 1984. I learned a lot from him on how to treat people. He was a kind man who liked to help others. Over the years I have been told stories of how he helped people either get businesses started or helped them purchase a car".
In 1993, she began working for Karen Rowell. Celia states, "We have experienced good times and some bad times. I think that has made us the women we are today. Our office is like family. We are there for each other in the good times and the bad times. I feel blessed to be a part of this family".
Outside of the office, Celia enjoys working in her yard. Everything from cutting grass to trimming limbs to planting a vegetable garden. "It's like therapy for me, I like watching things grow".
Along with being a wonderful mother, daughter, and State Farm agent, Celia also participates in reaching out to her community. "We have about 25 to 30 kids from the Hardwick community that we bring to church on Sundays and Wednesdays. They range from 4 years of age to 17. These kids live in the worst parts of Milledgeville and have such hard lives". Celia hopes that her and her husband, Ken Turner, can show them a different life and that with Jesus, anything is possible. "I have learned a lot from these kids", says Celia. "They are such a blessing to me".
As if all of these things alone didn't make us love Celia enough, she is also a 21 year breast cancer survivor! Isn't she fascinating?!
Celia's team at Karen Rowell-State Farm could not be anymore thankful for her. She never fails to be encouraging, full of life, and hard working. We appreciate all that you do, Celia. Your State Farm family loves you!